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  • KCL/Bristol win Cardiff Open

    KCL/Bristol win Cardiff Open

    Congratulations to the team ‘Bailey’s white privilege’ (Bailey Reid, Rebecca Tan; KCL/Bristol) for winning the final of the Cardiff Open 2017. They won the final from Closing Opposition defeating ‘Oxford That Shakespeherian Rag’ (Richard Ngo, Steve Heo; Oxford) in Opening …

    Vom 28. Mar 2017 um 17:51

News of debating clubs

Erasmus Rotterdam wins Tilburg Women’s Open

Erasmus Rotterdam wins Tilburg Women's Open

The Tilburg Women’s Open 2017 was won by EDS A (Emma van der Horst, Migle Povilenaite; Rotterdam) in Opening Government on the motion “TH supports the Rise of Left-Wing Populism in Europe”. They won over Groningen A (Linsey Keur, Lise …

28. Mar 2017

Bates wins the North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship – Burnaby Mountain Secondary School wins Novice Final

Bates wins the North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship - Burnaby Mountain Secondary School wins Novice Final

Bates sophomores Bates HW (Tessa Holtzman, Abigail Westberry) were recognized Champions of the 2017 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championships (NAW*DC) on a tight 3-2 call for Closing Government, beating out fellow Bates MZ (Samantha Malone, Katherine Ziegler) across the …

23. Mar 2017

Toronto wins the Alfred Tuna Snider World Schools Tournament

Toronto wins the Alfred Tuna Snider World Schools Tournament

The Alfred Tuna Snider International World Schools Tournament was won by Toronto Mix (Sarah Rana, Zain Daudi, Dori Zhoud, Sophie Wu) in Proposition on a 3:2 split decision. They debated the final on the motion “This House believes that the West …

21. Mar 2017

Rochester wins the English division & PLU wins Spanish division of the Pan American Championships!

Rochester wins the English division & PLU wins Spanish division of the Pan American Championships!

Note by the editors: This article will be updated to reflect the top novice speaker & Spanish division motions when such information is released. In the English division of the 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championships, the team Rochester PK (Miriam Kohn, Chris …

15. Mar 2017

Glasgow wins Liverpool IV

Glasgow wins Liverpool IV

Congratulations to GUU Bush (Owen Mooney and Skye Bretell, Glasgow) for winning the Open Final of the Liverpool IV 2017. They won the final from Closing Government defeating The unwarranted irrigation extension (Michael Davidson and Cameron Cross, Edinburgh) in Opening …

14. Mar 2017

Poznan and LSE win Cracow Open 2017

Poznan and LSE win Cracow Open 2017

The Cracow Open 2017 was won by the mixed team I am your Stan (Stanisław Stefaniak/Poznan, William Wildi/LSE) from Closing Opposition. They debated in the final against Mainor A (Oskar Gross, Kaspar Kelder) in Opening Government, Pun (Ben Shaw/GUU alumnus, Mirijana Muntean/DK Wien) in Opening Opposition …

13. Mar 2017

HDDc wins Ljutomer Worlds Schools tournament

HDDc wins Ljutomer Worlds Schools tournament

The International Worlds Schools tournament Ljutomer, Slovenia was won by the team HDDc (Marija Jarnjak / Hrvoje Kozic / Maja Roglic).They debated the final on the motion “THBT we should boycott comedians who poke fun at minority stereotypes” in proposition against …

13. Mar 2017

SupCom wins Tunisian National Debate Championship 2017

SupCom wins Tunisian National Debate Championship 2017

The grand final of the English track of the Tunisian National Debate Championship 2017, which took place for the first time under this name (formerly: Tunisia Boxing days), was won by the team SupCom (Gaith Ben Abdelhamid, Takwa Gnenna). They …

Vom 27. Mar 2017 um 19:32

Introducing: “Timekept”

Introducing: "Timekept"

“Is it ok if we use Debatekeeper?” – words you’ll often hear at tournaments, proving that an app supporting the adjudication process is always welcome. However, there was one problem: iOS users had no possibility to use it. An alternative …

Vom 02. Mar 2017 um 13:45 mit 2 Kommentaren

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

Five days ago the WUDC council announced that Cape Town won the vote to be WUDC host for 2019. We took the opportunity to ask the conveners about everything you might want to know. Have fun! Who are you and …

Vom 07. Feb 2017 um 16:01

Is the ideal judge a blank slate?

Is the ideal judge a blank slate?

Lots of experienced debaters keep discussing what might be the best way to adjudicate in British Parliamentary Style. Today, Stefan Torges wants to discuss the perfect adjudicator’s position.

Vom 11. Jan 2017 um 19:41 mit 22 Kommentaren

Spotlight: Teams that made the break

Spotlight: Teams that made the break

Before the break we asked seasoned veterans for their background and strategies – now the time has come to talk with some of this year’s most successful teams. In this article you will find: James Penn and James Rankin, Auckland …

Vom 09. Jan 2017 um 15:14

The good, the bad and the bread – A review of WUDC 2017

The good, the bad and the bread - A review of WUDC 2017

With debaters from all around the world recovering on their travels back home, it’s time to look back at the ups and downs of the tournament. Helena Hecke commented on the Dutch WUDC experience. The debating world has once more …

Vom 08. Jan 2017 um 16:47

Debaters at WUDC – Part 4

Debaters at WUDC - Part 4

The tournament is over which means this series is also coming to an end, at least for now. But before that, we still have some debaters we’d like you to meet! Erika Martinez and Alexis Hernando, Peru Aneeq Ali Sawar …

Vom 06. Jan 2017 um 18:31

We are looking for new reporters!

We are looking for new reporters!

Since we just started expanding our coverage across the European circuit, we are looking for new reporters from as many countries attending European tournaments as possible. This includes IONA, Israel and everyone else feeling part of the circuit. (For members …

Vom 02. Jan 2017 um 15:07

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